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Zion Burgess to Represent Hutchinson and Kansas in Bid to Become Southwest Region Youth of the Year June 12


By the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hutchinson


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — On June 12th, Zion will meet in Dallas to represent Hutchinson and the state of Kansas in a bid to become the Southwest Region Youth of the Year. Zion is a Principal’s Honor Roll student, a Varsity letterman for football and track, received the Service Learning Award at Hutchinson High School for mentoring other youth, the Super Salthawk award for his leadership and involvement, two-time Hutchinson Youth of the Year, and an ambassador for the BGCA and UPS Road Code program for his dedication to teen driving safety outreaches. 

“There’s something different about being able to say, “I’m a part of the Boys & Girls Club,” that changes lives in our city.” ~Zion B., 2024 Kansas Youth of the Year

As Club teens expand their leadership skills through the Youth of the Year program and look to life beyond the Clubhouse, the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund provides participants scholarships to help them further their education and pursue their passions in life.

Every year, approximately 94 participants from across the country and military bases worldwide are awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships as state, regional and National Youth of the Year finalists.

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